Mike Mutebi a post match press conference at Kitende Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE
  • Mutebi wasnt happy with Lwanga game against Okello
  • Admits Shaban was also lucky to survive Red Card
[/media-credit] Mike Mutebi a post match press conference at Kitende Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE

KCCA manager Mike Mutebi admitted Vipers were ‘slightly better’ than his side in the 3-2 defeat at Kitende but had no kind words for hard tackling Taddeo Lwanga.

Muhammad Shaban put the Kasasiro in the lead but a double from Milton Karisa and a goal from Erisa Sekisambu cancelled out that before Shaban got his second late in the game.

“The game exemplified the fact that these two best teams have arguably some of the best players in the country,” said Mutebi. “There was good football displayed, goals were beautifully constructed and people watched good football,” he added.

Credit to Vipers, there were slightly better especially with efficiency and that’s where they edged.

The gaffer however hit out at a player he badly tried to sign before the start of the season for being dirty revealing Lwanga is the reason he subbed Allan Okello at half time before he called referees to protect him.

[/media-credit] Lwanga shields Okello from getting near the ball Credit: John Batanudde

“I had to withdraw him since Taddeo (Lwanga) was all over him,” a seemingly angry Mutebi told the press.

He kicked him, badly tackled him and it wasn’t wise to keep him on. He is a player we can’t sacrifice to win a title because we need him in the future.  He is the only genuine number 10 that this country has but he is not accorded any protection from the referees

Before the game, the outspoken former Maroons and SC Villa coach called for referees’ professionalism.

Asked about the general performance of the men in black, he was satisfied but thinks Lwanga should have been sent off.

Generally, the performance was satisfactory but he should have sent off Lwanga.

Shaban celebrates his first goal. His coach admits the player was lucky to survive red Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDE

Nevertheless, his striker Muhammad Shaban was no saint either as he survived Red for head-butting Lwanga as well as making lots of careless fouls with one late in the game on Geoffrey Wasswa.

I think Shaban should have got Red too but maybe, the referee thought about this ‘no sense of  wanting to balance ‘ for failure to act on Taddeo. But that’s not acceptable.

Meanwhile, KCCA are yet to go on top of the table at any time this season are stay third with 48 points, four adrift of leaders Vipers and one behind SC Villa who have a game in hand.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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